RTIST is a magazine, gallery, and creative art design study that represents an eclectic mix of designers and artists who are pushing the envelope in design art and culture. Their RTIST Gallery in Prahran, Melbourne hosts a wide array of creative interactions and exhibitions. RTIST collaborates on projects that embrace the finest in creative talent.
RTIST needed a site in a blog format to promote their magazine. They also wanted to display the creations of their members in an attractive online gallery. The wanted to be usable on mobile sites. The means to easily update the site was also very important since the site is continually updated. Social sharing was also an important consideration. Clear and simple navigation and straightforward visitor contact was also requested.
We worked closely with RTIST to come up with a design that would appeal to those with an artistic bent, showcase the content in their magazine, and provide pages that would also showcase the work of their artists. Collectively, we decided upon a blog format magazine displayed on the home page. Additional pages were created to display their artists’ works. A mobile-friendly responsive design was used. Social badges were included in the site’s header and a CMS was included to make it easy for RTIST staff members to update the site.